Stalling After A Stop

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Michael E.'s Comment
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Hello everyone I’m currently in a CDL school and I’m new to using a stick shift and I’m having trouble coming out of a stop. When I have one foot on the brake and one on the clutch and it’s go time I lift off the brake and stay on the clutch. I’m starting my second week ever driving a truck and I’m beating myself up too much that I should’ve already got it down by now. I would most certainly appreciate all the help I can get and I apologize if anyone has asked this question already. God Bless Truck Drivers! 🙏

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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When your foot comes off the break it goes to the gas pedal. As you finish releasing the clutch you are giving it has.

Hope this helps.

Rev's Comment
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If this is your first ever experience driving a big rig- why are you learning on a manual? When you graduate and pass your test- most companies that are going to hire you are going to put you in automatic. I know schools and others push “don’t limit yourself” but honestly, inexperienced drivers are not being hired by companies that will put you in a manual and manuals are become obsolete for the most part as autos are taking over the industry. The school I went to pushed me for 2 weeks to switch to manual and I’m so glad I didn’t...

Hello everyone I’m currently in a CDL school and I’m new to using a stick shift and I’m having trouble coming out of a stop. When I have one foot on the brake and one on the clutch and it’s go time I lift off the brake and stay on the clutch. I’m starting my second week ever driving a truck and I’m beating myself up too much that I should’ve already got it down by now. I would most certainly appreciate all the help I can get and I apologize if anyone has asked this question already. God Bless Truck Drivers! 🙏

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Which gear are you starting out in? I

I know schools and others push “don’t limit yourself” but honestly, inexperienced drivers are not being hired by companies that will put you in a manual and manuals are become obsolete

We have 9,000 obsolete trucks I guess plus all those inexperienced drivers OD doesn't hireconfused.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I see plenty of inexperienced drivers in trucks w/ a manual Monday through Sunday.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Michael, there was a very recent thread with problems similar to yours with some tips there:

https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-30175/Page-1/i-keep-stalling-with-the-clutch

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Sorry, forgot to insert Link to thread

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